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WANTED: Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Thank you for the replies. Coincidentally, I had my eye on both of those recipes. Now to choose which one to make! It's nice to hear that the recipes are delectable from the words of someone here at CH.

Dec 22, 2011
Terpsichoria in Home Cooking

WANTED: Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

I need a killer chocolate cheesecake recipe for Christmas dinner. I’ll be taking it to my MIL’s house, primarily as a treat for her. She had lap-band surgery recently and will only be able to eat a small sliver of the cake. That’s why it needs to be amazing, not just good.

Any responses and tested recipes would be much appreciated. I have a go-to cheesecake recipe, but my MIL loves chocolate cheesecake, which I’ve never made before.

(I *know* I could use google, and I have, but I really want to hear the recipe is great from someone here at CH.)

Dec 21, 2011
Terpsichoria in Home Cooking

Need a bit of advice about bread machine loaves...

My Mother gave me an older bread machine about a month ago and so far it’s gotten pretty good use. It has made killer cinnamon bun dough, good oat bread, good baguette dough and a mediocre loaf of white bread. The only problem is when I bake loaves in it the tops of them are always rough and jagged. I don’t mind how it looks, but it causes the top to fall apart when I slice it. I remember my Grandmother’s loaves from her bread machine where always perfectly smooth on top and they sliced perfectly.

I looked in the book that came with it and the problem is not addressed. I’ve also done some Google searches, as well as searches though the boards here, but I must be using the wrong keywords.

I live at about 5,400 feet, maybe that has something to do with it. I increase liquids and decrease sugar, like I've always done for high altitude baking. At any rate, links that I’ve been missing or tips from personal experience would be greatly appreciated. :)

Oct 20, 2011
Terpsichoria in Home Cooking

Did I Ruin My Buttermilk Pie?

Thanks for the responses and the warm welcome to CH. We had a slice each last night and we’re still alive. I appreciate the explanation from ipsedixit, that makes perfect sense.

I really wasn’t worried for myself, I (seem to) have a cast iron stomach. DH, however, has had an extremely sensitive stomach ever since a terrible case of food poisoning a couple years ago. I'm always worried about making him ill these days.

Oct 18, 2011
Terpsichoria in Home Cooking

Did I Ruin My Buttermilk Pie?

I made buttermilk pie last night and set it out to cool on the countertop. Well… I ended up falling asleep and forgetting to transfer it to the refrigerator. I then treated it like a fruit pie, which I usually don’t refrigerate, and forgot to refrigerate it ‘till about an hour ago. It sat out for about 15 hours, probably at 60 to 65 F, and I’m wondering if I’m putting myself and DH in danger if we eat it.

I used this recipe:

The buttermilk was leftover from my homemade butter and was about 1 day old.

P.S. Greetings to everyone here at CH! This is my first post here, but I must admit that I’ve been lurking for quite some time.

Oct 17, 2011
Terpsichoria in Home Cooking